Year: 2015
City: Haslach
Measures: 9 Parts, 390 x 109 cm each
Media: Terry cloth, cotton

Photos of the Melilla border fence - deterrent from the outside, protective from the inside - were woven into three-dimensional panels.

Consisting of soft terry cloth - as cozy as a freshly washed towel - these lengths of fabric hang from the ceiling and force visitors to repeatedly push against them. The visual experience is thus enhanced by a haptic one, and the ambivalent function of the fence as a protective wall and (deadly) demarcation can literally be experienced. The terry cloth material was not chosen at random. It evokes associations such as "washing your hands in innocence".

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